Services for John W. Atkins, 89, of Exeter. will be at 2 p.m., Dec. 1 at Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel. He died on Nov. 26 in Visalia.

He was born on Jan. 5, 1915 in Clovis, N. M. to George and Lucinda Atkins. He married Alma Wilmoth in Roswell, N.M. on Mar. 3, 1940. They moved to Exeter in 1945 to make their home.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma, in 2003; two daughters, Janie Willoby in 1988 and Jackie M. Stacey in 2001.

He is survived by his son, John Wooley Jr.; his daughter, Sarah Frances Stevens; one sister, Jewel Loyd; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel.

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